Information for tour operators
Galapagos for Tour Operators
WHY SHOULD I SELL GALAPAGOS?
The Galapagos Islands or Archipelago of Colon was declared in 1978 as an UNESCO Natural heritage. That is due to the magnificence of the flora and fauna in these volcanic islands. Charles Darwin used this place as a laboratory for his discovery of the Theory of Evolution and the Origin of Species. There are endemic species unique in the world. There are only three out of 19 islands inhabited, the rest of them have no human involvement. Galapagos was declared a National Park. It possesses a unique biodiversity. The archipelago is also known as the Enchanted Islands.
WHO CAN I SELL GALAPAGOS TO?
Galapagos as well as being a natural treasure in fauna and flora, offers the tourist adventure tours which include snorkeling, trekking, diving and others. Galapagos is the best tourist place for biologists, environmentalists and for nature lovers. If the voyagers want tranquility and peace isolated from the city’s noise and pollution, Galapagos is the best place from adventure and leisure inside nature.
HOW DO I GET THERE? HOW DO YOU GET AROUND?
Direct international flights are not available. However, there are flights from Quito then a scale in Guayaquil and finally to Galapagos; or there are direct flights from Guayaquil to Galapagos. There are two airports in Galapagos in Baltra and San Cristobal. There is as well a local airport at Isabela, only internal flights from Baltra or San Cristobal can be done.
• UIO: Quito
• GYE: Guayaquil
• GPS: Galapagos
• $100 entrance fee is required in cash on arrival in Galapagos National Park.
• INGALA Transit Control Card costs $10.
• The VAT in Ecuador is: 12%
• US Cash mostly low denomination bills ($5 to $20)
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